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Christmas Chocolate Cherry Marzipan Bonbons

12/24/2013 04:50:00 AM

Mrs Ribeye and I absolutely adore Xmas and manage to go over-the-top at even the merest sight of a Coca Cola advert, a shop window covered in spray snow, or an opportunity to do a seasonal excursion.This year, we went to the Harry Potter Christmas to > read more

'Victims Of Their Own Success' #4 (in a series): Crepes Suzette

11/17/2013 09:20:00 AM

No self-respecting restaurant in 1970's London would dare send out the dessert trolley without a Bunsen burner. Atop the flickering blue/yellow flame would be a pan with a mustachioed waiter in black suit and a white apron tending to the contents.In > read more

Vegetable Tikka Masala

11/09/2013 10:55:00 AM

It is so hard to make authentic Indian dishes at home if you use shop-bought spice pastes/rubs/cook-in-sauces/marinades, tinctures, unctions or spells. The best thing to do is make your own paste from easy-to-find- ingredients, and then make the sauc > read more

Autumn Soup

11/08/2013 04:59:00 AM

As I mentioned in past posts. we seem to have dived straight from summer to winter. The leaves fell from the trees over a single weekend in one great whoosh, the weather went from balmy to miserable almost overnight, and the evenings went from 'light > read more

Cote de Boeuf for 2 greedy people, or 3-4 normal ones

11/05/2013 04:44:00 AM

Yes, with the weather turning towards winter (whatever happened to autumn?), it is time for another bank-breaking, Potless-defying, non-budget recipe!!!Once in a while, I say to my wife: 'Let's stay in this weekend and save some socialising/restauran > read more

Seared Pork Fillet with Creamy Mustard, Rose wine, and Mushroom Sauce

10/18/2013 04:03:00 AM

I wonder how many spectacular dishes are still out there waiting to be discovered? Back in the golden era of cooking, when Anna Pavlova wandered into a bistro and ordered dessert, or when Arnold Bennett asked whether he could 'just have an omelette', > read more

Sausage and Cabbage Pie

10/15/2013 05:47:00 AM

This recipe is so easy and delicious and quick that you will want to make it again and again... if only the name 'Sausage and Cabbage Pie' wasn't quite so unsexy.Get over yourself! Call it a 'Farci Vegetable Dumpling' or a 'Stuffed Savoy Turnover' if > read more

Pickled Sushi Ginger

08/13/2013 09:53:00 AM

Having just bought a mandolin slicer after many years of suffering inconsistent thicknesses of my sliced ingredients (I know, a tragedy), I thought I'd put it to some use within a minute of getting it out of the box.But what to slice? I didn't fancy > read more

Mexican Scrambled Eggs

08/08/2013 14:45:00 PM

I'm such a fan of fancy egg dishes. How can something so banal and work-a-day be so delicious? Oh and they're really easy to cook and really cheap. This one is zippily jazzed-up with fresh spices and veggies - and I kid you not, would be as good as a > read more

Instant Pear Sorbet

08/03/2013 06:07:00 AM

Ernest Glaces in La Rochelle makes the best ice cream in the world. Forget Italian 'gelato' or Pinkberry frozen yoghurt (NOT ice cream, whatever they may say) or other fancy concoctions, go to La Rochelle and tell Ernest that Reggie sent you. I will > read more

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